Uganda Travel Insurance

The Republic of Uganda is a country in East-Central Africa, in the Nile Basin. It also lies in the African Lakes Region and has varied climatic conditions round the year. The people of Uganda were originally hunter-gatherers. Later, the Bantu people also migrated to the region.

English and Swahili are the official languages of Uganda, although Uganda, a central African language, is also widely spoken. Other tongues spoken in the country are Luo, Lango, and Rukiga, among others. Uganda has had violent phases from time to time, with guerilla wars being pretty common at one point in history.

A visit to Uganda will give you a closer look at the diverse wildlife, culture, and social customs of East-Central African people. It is a great country to travel to if you want to know about African languages and dialects. But before you leave, you should buy travel medical insurance or travel insurance as a safety net against any unexpected accidents, illnesses, or injuries that might occur.

Travel Risks for International Travelers in Uganda

Flash floods in Uganda are common during monsoon season. There are innumerable lakes in the region, small and large, along with the mighty Nile flowing close by. There are sudden floods that are impossible to contain, and they can cause food scarcity in the region from time to time.

Like most other African countries, Uganda is prone to outbreaks of Yellow fever, and there have been heavy outbreaks in the past. Ebola outbreaks have also been reported in the recent past, along with the black plague. It is very important to maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness to avoid the risk of contamination.

There have been terror activities in Uganda by the Al-Shabaab group and Al-Qaida East Africa. Bombings and grenade blasts in public places have led to the loss of lives and property. The Ugandan Government’s support of the African Union Mission in Somalia is the main reason behind the dissent.

According to WHO, Uganda has one of the highest rates of traffic accidents and related fatalities in the world. Poor road conditions, along with poor traffic sense of the locals, lead to the majority of accidents. Avoid driving yourself on the treacherous roads and leave the driving to an experienced, local driver. Never travel at night if you can help it.

“Boda Boda” is the name given to reckless motorcycle drivers in Uganda who often snatch and grab objects from pedestrians while driving away at full speed. You are too startled to follow, and by the time you realize what’s happened, they are already gone. At times, there are two riders on a bike—one driving and the other grabbing. They also pose a threat to women’s safety in the region.

1.Uganda Travel Medical Insurance for International Travelers – FAQs

Travel medical insurance will provide coverage against medical expenses if you are injured or fall sick in Uganda.

2.Do I need travel medical insurance for Uganda?

Travel medical insurance is not compulsory before you arrive in Uganda. However, if you have it, you will not have to pay out-of-pocket in case of an emergency.

3.Why buy travel medical insurance for Uganda?

Uganda is a safe country to travel to, and yet the chances of infections and diseases are moderately high. Poor road conditions also lead to terrible accidents.

Uganda travel medical insurance will cover the cost of medical emergencies if you are sick or you meet with an accident. Although you will undergo physical discomfort, at least you won’t have to incur unnecessary medical expenses.

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You need a visa to enter Uganda. You can either get a visa on arrival at the airport, or before you travel. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the evisas website. You can also apply for these, and other types of visa, at the Uganda High Commission in London.

The charge for the visa on arrival is US$50 in cash while the charge for processing the E-visa application yourself via the correct Uganda government website (http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html) is US$52.53 including credit card fee.

Single Entry Visa is allowed to Indian travellers who wish to stay in Uganda for a short period. … Indians who travel to a Uganda for tourism purpose or business purpose or medical purpose. The applicant needs to mention the purpose of his visit. Uganda tourist visa and Uganda work visa are the single-entry visas.

The official processing duration for a Ugandan visa as per the official Ugandan Consulates’ site is 14 business days. However, this duration does vary between 2 and 15 days depending on the Embassy to be contacted.